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Scottish Civil Litigation – An Unprecedented Period of Change

This seminar will discuss the recent procedural changes and the anticipated changes to the Scottish legal system with reference to Chapter 42A, the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill, Sheriff Principal Taylor’s report following his Review of Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland and the Damages Bill.

Date: Thursday, 27 February 2014

Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Location: bto solicitors, The Presentation Suite, 5th Floor, 48 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HS

Speakers:

Wendy Thomson

Carly Forrest


Audience:

Insurers and self insured

Programme:

12:15 - 12:30  Registration
12:30 - 13:30  Seminar
13:30 - 14:00  Discussion and informal buffet lunch


Fee:

This seminar is free of charge.

Description:

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin.

The law of civil damages and indeed the civil court regime in Scotland is going through an unprecedented period of change. What will happen to the cost of claims? Will litigation become more efficient and effective? How can we adapt in response to these changes?

Wendy Thomson and Carly Forrest, both Partners and Solicitor Advocates, will talk about recent procedural changes and the anticipated changes to the Scottish legal system with reference to Chapter 42A, the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill, Sheriff Principal Taylor’s report following his Review of Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland and the Damages Bill, which includes a discussion on the criteria for recovering damages for psychiatric injury, the law on limitation/timebar in personal injury cases, future plans on periodical payments and interest on damages.

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